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ADOPTION AUTHORITY IN TROUBLE FOR SHARING PICTURE OF SUNNY LEONE’S DAUGHTER

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Sunny Leone and husband Daniel Weber adopted a baby girl earlier this month and left everyone pleasantly surprised. Now, however, pictures of Sunny with her daughter have stirred up a controversy with the National Commission for Protection of Child’s Rights.

According to reports, Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), which was responsible for setting up Leone’s adoption of the 21-month-old baby girl, is being accused of having violated the Juvenile Justice Act (JJ Act). CARA reportedly put out a picture of the baby girl and her adoptive mother on Twitter, and while Sunny was praised for the adoption, “unpleasant and objectionable” statements were made about the child.

“The Star Child Protection Committee, which was formed for the implementation and protection of the JJ Act has taken offence at the announcement. A complaint has been filed at the National Commission for Protection of Child’s Rights and Ministry of Child and Women Development. The Commission has sought an inquiry report from the Central Women and Child Development Secretary. Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, has also instructed to take necessary action against the officer who violated the JJ Act,” a report in DNA said.

This is the first time that a notice has been issued against CARA for violating the JJ Act. Vibhanshu Joshi, a former member of the State Child Protection Committee, has raised the issue prominently, objecting to comments on the child’s skin colour and appearance. In this case, National Commission for Protection of Child’s Right’s member, Yashwant Jain has sought a report and even got the objectionable tweet by CARA removed.